Epilepsy in Women

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-03-18
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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There are about 25 million women with epilepsy globally. About a third of them experience aggravation of epilepsy in and around their menstrual periods which is called catamenial epilepsy. This comprehensive guide covers the diverse biological, clinical and psychosocial problems of women with epilepsy and their effective management.

Table of Contents

1 Gender difference in epidemiology and comorbidities of epilepsy
Ettore Beghi Massimiliano Beghi

2 The Social and Psychological Impacts of Epilepsy
Sanjeev. V. Thomas & Aparna Nair

3 The Menstrual Cycle Sex Hormones and Neuronal Excitability
Doodipala Samba Reddy

4 Catamenial epilepsy
Erik Taubøll, Line Sveberg Røste & Sigrid Svalheim

5 Impact of epilepsy and AEDs on reproductive health
Gerhard Luef

6 Contraception and epilepsy
Anne Davis & Kathleen Morrell

7 Diagnostic challenges with seizures in pregnancy
Sanjeev V. Thomas

8 Seizure control during pregnancy
Anne Sabers

9 Effect of pregnancy on AED kinetics
Peter Forgacs & Page Pennell

10 Fetal and maternal risks with seizures
Vilho Hiilesmaa & Kari Teramo

11 Obstetrical outcome and complications of pregnancy
Ingrid Borthen & Nils E. Gilhus

12 Mechanisms of teratogenic effects of AEDs
Lynsey E. Bruce, Ana M. Palacios, Bogdan J. Wlodarczyk & Richard H. Finnell

13 Major congenital malformations
Dina Battino & Torbjörn Tomson

14 Fetal AED syndromes
Usha Kini

15 Postnatal cognitive development
Evan Gedzelman & Kim Meador

16 Management of postpartum period and lactation
Autumn Klein

17 Management of epilepsy and pregnancy
Sanjeev V. Thomas, Torbjörn Tomson & Cynthia Harden

18 Perimenopause and Menopause
Cynthia Harden

19 Bone health
Alison Pack

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